Quid aliud agitur? Addendum

Let me attempt to rectify two careless omissions in my listing of summer study opportunities available to Latinists here in the US. The first is an Latin immersion program for high school students, the Tusculum Virginianam, which will be held Sunday, July 30, 2017 to Saturday, August 5 at the Machen Retreat and Conference Center in McDowell, Virginia. The Tusculum Virginianam will be led by Dr. Patrick M. Owens of Wyoming Catholic College and Dr. David C. Noe of Calvin College (MI), two experienced moderators and teachers in the active Latin movement. The program will be held at a beautiful retreat center in an area surrounded by national forests a few miles from the Virginia/West Virginia state line. For more information see this page.
The second is Dickinson College’s Summer Latin Workshop, held July 12-17 in Carlisle, PA. Christopher Francese and Marc Mastrangelo, both of Dickinson College, will be the moderators. Participants will read Prudentius’ Psychomachia.
I’ve attended the Dickinson Summer Latin Workshop twice, and I cannot recommend it highly enough. Chris Francese and his fellow moderators provide high school Latin teachers with a wonderful opportunity to read, translate and discuss (in English) a work of Latin literature in a stimulating, friendly and relaxed environment for a week at a remarkably low cost ($300, which includes a single room in a suite (shared bathroom) and two meals per day. There are often repeat customers, but newcomers are heartily welcomed. Participants often meet in the evening to go over the next days’ assignment. The Dickinson Campus is very pleasant (albeit hot in July) and one needn’t get in the car for the whole week. Use of the college library and athletic facilities is part of the program.

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